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Ron DeSantis Names Richard Corcoran to the Board of Governors of the State University...

Gov. Ron DeSantis named former Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to the Board of Governors of the State University System. After being elected in 2018, DeSantis tapped Corcoran, a champion of school choice during his...

Ron DeSantis Announces $11.5 Million for Apprenticeship Programs at Florida Schools

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announce $10.5 million in continued investments to expand registered apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs at 11 colleges across Florida. These funds were allocated through the...

Ron DeSantis Announces $289 Million to Close Achievement Gaps, Boost STEM Education and Student...

At an event in Hialeah this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $289 million across Florida for programs that will ensure Florida is continuing to meet the needs of its students, teachers and families while...

Ron DeSantis Signs Bill Ending High-Stakes Testing in Florida Schools

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law which “officially replaces the Florida Standards Assessment with progress monitoring to measure students’ growth” and “makes Florida the first state in the nation to...

Ron DeSantis Announces $2.3 Million for CDL Training and Workforce Education

Last week, Gov, Ron DeSantis awarded $2.3 million in funding to support rapid credentialing workforce and education programs, including Commercial Driver’s License and Logistics training. These programs will help Floridians earn high-wage jobs and support...

Nikki Fried: UF Presidential Search Must be Nonpartisan and Transparent

This week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wrote to the University of Florida Board of Trustees regarding the need for a nonpartisan, transparent, ethical search for the university’s next president. Fried also expressed reservations regarding...

Ron DeSantis Announces Funds for Apprenticeship Programs Across Florida

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and state Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran announced more than $10 million in funding for the 2021 Pathways to Career Opportunities Grant and Apprenticeship State Expansion Grant recipients. Awarding this funding...

Ron DeSantis: First Lady Casey DeSantis to Launch Anti-Drug Effort

At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the launch of First Lady Casey DeSantis’ statewide initiative: “The Facts. Your Future.” This program directly youth in Florida to improve their understanding of the...

Ron DeSantis Announces $6 Million for Workforce Training Center in Tavares

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a $6 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund award to the city of Tavares to construct a regional workforce training and innovation center in partnership with Lake Technical...
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Ron DeSantis Announces $6.1 Million for Workforce Training in Hernando County

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than $6.1 million is being awarded to Hernando County through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund for the development of an 18-acre site where Pasco Hernando State...

Ron DeSantis: Northwest Florida State College Getting $2.8 Million from Florida Job Growth Grant

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than $2.8 million is being awarded to Northwest Florida State College through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to fund a new diesel mechanic technician training program. Diesel...

Ron DeSantis Offers First Disaster Relief Payments to Florida Educators

On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis handed out the first of nearly 177,000 Disaster Relief Payments of up to $1,000 to Florida’s educators in recognition of their efforts to educate students in the 2020-2021 school...
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